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Santa and the Elves Christmas Experience


1 Dec '18 10:30am - 24 Dec '18 4:30pm

Ticket information


Santa and the Elves Christmas Experience tickets must be purchased alongside General Admission tickets. Book online at least three days in advance and enjoy 25% off General Admission.

Tickets for Santa and the Elves Christmas Experience are £14 per person and include the science show/Santa experience and planetarium show. Annual pass holders save 10%. Reindeer Round-up in Space planetarium show tickets can also be purchased separately.

Santa and the Elves Christmas Experience is a fundraising event for Winchester Science Centre, registered charity number 294582, to allow us to continue delivering our mission of building science capital for all and sparking curiosity in young people.



Saturday 01 December10:30am12:00pm1:30pm3:00pm4:30pm 

Sunday 02 December10:30am12:00pm1:30pm3:00pm4:30pm

Saturday 08 December10:30am12:00pm1:30pm3:00pm4:30pm

Sunday 09 December10:30am12:00pm1:30pm3:00pm4:30pm

Saturday 15 December10:30am12:00pm1:30pm3:00pm4:30pm

Sunday 16 December10:30am12:00pm1:30pm3:00pm4:30pm

Thursday 20 December10:30am12:00pm1:30pm3:00pm4:30pm

Friday 21 December10:30am12:00pm1:30pm3:00pm4:30pm

Saturday 22 December10:30am12:00pm1:30pm3:00pm4:30pm

Sunday 23 December10:30am12:00pm1:30pm3:00pm4:30pm

Monday 24 December10:30am12:00pm1:30pm3:30pm4:30pm

  • What visitors say

"Visited today with my 9 year old Granddaughter who enjoyed it immensely, as did I!!

Lots to do for all ages,with interactive games. Also as well as the fun, the information was really helpful for young scientists."


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About Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

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About this Event

Santa and the Elves are back at Winchester Science Centre and this time they’re joined by Jack and the beanstalk! A Christmas experience like no other with live science show inspired by the classic children’s tale, an elf-led activity, Christmas planetarium show and chance to meet Santa. Spark your children's imagination and curiosity this Christmas at this fun-filled family day out!

What's included?

Santa and the Elves Christmas Experience includes two main events, an hour-long Santa and science experience (live science show, elf-led children's activity and chance to meet Santa) and a 30-minute Christmas planetarium show.

Science Show

Inspired by, and featuring, Jack and the Beanstalk - this 25-minute live science show investigates different forces to see how they can help Jack reach the very top of his beanstalk.

Elf-led workshop and chance to meet Santa

In this 25-minute Jack and the Beanstalk-themed activity we invite children to grow their own Elf grass - to decorate and plant up their own mini paper plant pot to take home. Santa will be present throughout the activity allowing children to meet him first as a group before being invited to say hello in person. Children will receive a wrapped gift from Santa.

Reindeer Round-up in Space planetarium show

The elves have lost Santa’s reindeer and they need your help to find them! This fun presenter-led 30-minute planetarium show will take the audience on a journey through the Solar System in search of Rudolf and his fellow furry friends to help save Christmas. This show is included in the Santa and the Elves Christmas Experience but can also be booked with General Admission for £3.50 or £6.60 for the show only here.

Dates and times

Santa and the Elves Christmas Experience

Dates: Saturdays and Sundays from 1 - 16 December, daily from 20 - 24 December

Times: 10:30, 12:00, 13:30, 15:00 and 16:30. Please note the science show will start at these times; please arrive at the Centre at least 15 minutes beforehand.

Reindeer Round-up in Space planetarium show

Dates: Saturdays and Sundays from 1 - 16 December, daily from 20 - 24 December

Times: 11:10, 12:10 (autism-friendly show), 13:50 and 15:30


Carers: Visitors with disabilities pay standard rates but may bring a carer/companion with them free of charge where this is required to enable access. This also includes Gateway Card holders. Carers must present one form of carer identification (further details available here).Please reserve a free carer ticket at time of booking. A carer ticket is required to enter the Christmas Experience.

Foster carers: General admission to the Science Centre is free for the whole family, simply bring your foster carer card and show this at reception. This offer does not apply to the Christmas Experience. To book the Christmas Experience please call 01962 863 791.

Group bookings: groups are welcome but must book online and pay in full at time of booking.

Age suitability: the experience has been designed to be enjoyable for children age 3 years and above. Children under 3 years may prefer to attend Storytime with Santa.

Babies: a young baby that has to be carried can be admitted free of charge and does not require a ticket.

Parking: please visit our Parking Information page.

Accessibility: please visit our Accessibility page.

Starts: 1 Dec '18 10:30am

Ends: 24 Dec '18 4:30pm

Place: Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

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